Bass Fishing Trips

We run tailor made Bass Fishing Trips throughout the year.

Bass fishing trips! I must confess Bass fishing is probably my favourite sort of fishing. The expectation of a take, the fight, the excitement. Then, you see this marvellous silver shape just cruising just below the surface. At that point, you attempt to guide it to the net.

If you want the opportunity to specifically target and hopefully catch a personal best Bass, give me a call on 07754 324270 or send me an email via my Contact Us Form Then we can talk about the particulars.

With this type of fishing, you will need some previous angling experience and you will require your own equipment. The method I use to fish for Bass was taught to me by a friend. He fishes commercially for them with a rod and line. With practice this is a very rewarding experience.

Some More Information

Scientific name:  Dicentrarchus labrax


Along the Sussex coast there are many reef areas and ship wrecks that hold Bass nearly all year round. One of the best areas is probably the Kingmere Reef which is a few miles out from Littlehampton and just a 40 minute boat ride from Shoreham. Not all of the wrecks are known for holding Bass and quite often we will visit several marks to chase them down.

I target the Bass with a live bait. I have found this to be the best way of catching these beautiful  hard fighting fish. Using lures of one sort or another, can of course be very successful and productive, but I have found the smaller specimens are on the whole attracted to lures. The larger fish do seem wary of pirks and lures. (My opinion anyway).

If you are a recreational fisherman in the English Channel ICES Area VIId (where we fish) you are subject to the limitations below:

  • 1st January 2022- 29th January 2022 – Catch & Release Only
  • 1st March 2022 – 31st October 2022 – 2 Sea Bass per Angler per day. Min Size 42cm
  • 1st November 2022 – 31st December 2022 – Catch & release Only